Ameriherb

Just a few days ago I ran out of cinnamon and had to pick some up at the grocery store. The price of just a small shaker made me cringe!

I usually like to keep bulk packages of common spices on hand to refill my shakers with - its so much cheaper that way!

A pound of an herb may sound like a lot, but if you do a lot of cooking from scratch they go much faster than you might think. And they do keep very well when sealed up tightly or kept in the freezer.


A pound of cut peppermint compared to a pound of cinnamon

Several years ago my mother began ordering bulk herbs from Ameriherb. They actually supply many other bulk herb stores and in fact supplied the store she'd ordered from before finding Ameriherb.

They don't have a flashy website, and their main drawback in my opinion is that you have to either order by mail or over the phone (their website says that you may create an account to order via email with them, but we've had no luck with that so far). But honestly, their prices are so good, it's well worth the effort.

For instance, since I bake gluten-free, it's of particular interest to me that their xanthan and guar gums are about half the price of those at whole foods. I don't even seem to be able to find gums on most bulk herb sites.

We also drink a lot of tea - peppermint tea that is - and Ameriherb's organic peppermint at les than six dollars per pound is by far the cheapest I've found.

I've also been quite impressed with the quality. The cinnamon smells amazing!


One pound of cinnamon fit nicely into this peanutbutter jar and cinnamon bottle

The minimum order price for free shipping is $200. Yeah, that gave me pause at first too. Then I realized that I only had to ask a few friends to order with me. Problem solved!
Mom and I ordered together this time around and stocked up to last us for a while.

I'm beginning to think However, that if I'd ordered enough peppermint to last through the summer, I could have gotten the $200 worth all by myself. raspberry

 

If you use any herbs at all, culinary or medicinal, I highly recommend looking into Ameriherb. You'll be delighted with how much you'll save.

Note: this is NOT a sponsored post. These are my opinions only. Ameriherb doesn't even know I exist. smile
 

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Elise New | May 30, 2012, 3:47 PM

Good to know that online ordering has worked for you. Ours have never gone through for some reason.

About the spam detector, I hate having one, but I get way, way too many spam comments without it.

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JILL LASHBROOK | May 30, 2012, 2:29 PM

If you call Ameriherb they will give you a password and ID# then you can order on line. My friend told me about Ameriherb and I buy as much of my health items from them.  It’s great to hear someone saying something good about a company for a change. Good Luck and God Bless, Jill   PS: Yours is the 1st Spam detector that I could read the 1st time.

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Lori | May 29, 2012, 10:21 AM

I love Ameriherb. I love their organic cocoa. The hot chili blend is wonderful, I liked it so much I shared it with everyone to try and they agreed. I use the kelp for me and my garden, we both like it. I sprout my alfalfa seed that I got from them. You will make your $200.00 easily. I have also gone in with friends. What makes it easy if you order 2 lbs. they send them in 1 lb. bags. They are easy to work with. Thanks for sharing Ameriherbs information.

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Becky | May 28, 2012, 7:37 PM

Thanks for sharing the info on this company and the great tip to buy in with a group of friends. I am stopping by from Your Green Resource and can’t wait to see what else your blog has to offer. I am a new Twitter follower too!

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Jenny | May 26, 2012, 1:30 AM

That is a great idea.  Although I am not a huge baker or cook I can see how they can go quick, because they little I do, do I am always buying spices.  Thanks for linking up smile

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Kyria | May 23, 2012, 5:16 PM

Well, that makes more sense, then. wink I know y’all are great gardeners!

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Elise New | May 23, 2012, 1:25 PM

@Kyria, we do have some peppermint, just not enough…. yet. smile

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Kyria | May 23, 2012, 11:47 AM

I will definitely check them out. I have to ask, though, why don’t you just grow your own peppermint? It’s easy to do and will multiply rapidly.

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Mellow | May 23, 2012, 10:22 AM

Thanks for posting about this! We order from Mountain Rose Herbs, but it’s great to know about another company as well so I can compare prices.
Mellow
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